Gordon Duff puts up vote Yes posters for the Labour Party outside the Dail in advance of the referendum on same sex marriage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Passing the same-sex marriage referendum will not result in the “apocalypse” of marriage in the State, Minister for Communications Alex White has said(...)

Labour Senator John Whelan. Mr Whelan has called for wind farm decibel levels  to be considered in the drafting of new energy regulations.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Decibel levels experienced by people living near wind farms should be considered in the drafting of new regulations, Labour Senator John Whelan has sa(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: Signalled intention to introduce previously mooted law allowing An Post to access customer data held by commercial television operators such as Sky and UPC

The Government will not replace the television licence fee with a household-based broadcasting charge until it has “built public understanding and sup(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

CEO for the IRFU speaks on camera at the Irish Sports Council Funding for FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015 in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The IRFU will deliver an unequivocal message to Minister for Communications Alex White when both parties meet in the coming weeks: to list Six Nation(...)

Free GP care for children: the introduction of the new arrangements will cost close to €90 million annually.

The Government’s long- planned scheme for free GP care for children aged under six is to come into effect in July after a deal was agreed with doct(...)

Don’t jeopardise success

Irish rugby, though a minority sport, has achieved high status internationally: Ireland are now ranked third in the world. That a country with far few(...)

Gas Networks Ireland, formerly Bord Gáis Networks, has launched a new apprenticeship programme for first time in 30 years.The company which operates (...)

Paul O’Connell scores a try against Scotland at Murrayfield during Ireland’s final game of this season’s Six Nations. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Minister for Communications Alex White will open a consultation process on free-to-air sports after telling Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday he wants (...)

Were the Government to go ahead with its proposal to “list” Ireland’s Six Nations games for free-to-air terrestrial television, IRFU officials fear(...)